Thanks for more info about yourself. I was wondering how do basic grooming--combing hair, putting on makeup, picking out clothes, etc. in the pictures I’ve seen you look so pretty I was wondering if your sight problems affect how you put yourself together.
Um… Let me just tell you about my morning.
“Alarm One Good Morning it’s 6:25 am Beep-beep-beep-beep
Alarm One Good Morning it’s 6:25 am Beep-beep-beep-beep
Alarm One Good Morning it’s 6:25 am Beep-beep-beep-beep
Alarm One Good Morning it’s 6:25 am Beep-beep-beep-beep”
I finally hit the button
“Alarm Two Good Morning it’s 6:30 am Beep-beep-beep-beep
Alarm Two Good Morning it’s 6:30 am Beep-beep-beep-beep
Alarm Two Good Morning it’s 6:30 am Beep-beep-beep-beep”
I hit the button and get out of bed this time. I could stay in bed for two more alarms. My talking alarm clock has four alarms.
(My alarm clock actually says what I have typed.)
Some mornings Gregory is my alarm clock.
Well I get up and go to the bathroom.
After feeling much better I head for the kitchen. I like to eat breakfast first. Lately that has been granola. Gregory and I usually eat together.
With food in my tummy I pester Cullen to get Gregory dressed so I can go take my shower.
I take my shower. (I bet you didn’t know that was coming.)
My shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face cleanser are all in differently shaped bottles.
Five days out of the week I get my work clothes on. My work clothes are black shirt, black pants, black socks, and black shoes. It isn’t hard to match when the only thing you can wear is black to work. I can tell my black and white socks apart so that isn’t a problem. I safety pin most of my socks together. I wash them that way and so I don’t have to match them. The only time they are not safety pinned together is when I am wearing them. If they were it would be very hard to walk.
On Sunday and Monday I get to wear non-black clothes. I like dressing those days. Most of my clothes match. The way I figure it is that blue jeans and khaki colored pants match everything, well almost everything. So all I have to do is pick a pair of pants and a shirt. I know what shirts I have but I determine how dressed up I want to be. I pick a fancier shirt when I want to look a bit more dressed up. I can tell based upon the texture of the fabric. I do have some clothes that need to be matched up. I keep those clothes on the same hanger or right together in the closet. Those are usually my dressier clothes. I can usually tell if the clothing is dark or light.
I pick shoes like I pick pants. I tend to only buy it if it will go with almost all my clothes.
My hair, which I love right now, is pretty easy to take care of. On work days I put it in a pony tail. I like it out of the way when I am doing a massage. I just brush it all back and grab the hair and stick a scrunchi around it. I am sure most of you have done that without the use of a mirror. Sometimes I check if it is smooth by running my palm across my head.
Wearing my hair down is a little more work. It is easier if I don’t care what I look like, but when I care it takes a little more time. I like to have a strait part. I don’t always have one, but I am good at getting a part so it is usually strait.
This is my trick for getting a strait part.
First I brush my hair back like I was going to put it in a pony tail.
Then I put my palm flat on the top back of my head. This holds the hair that I just brushed back.
I push my palm toward my face. This makes the hair poof up. A part then emerges. I brush the hair to either side of my head and I have my hair parted.
To add further style to my hair I sometimes curl my hair or blow dry it. To do this I grab little sections of my hair till I can feel that I have gone all the way around my head.
I always put moisturizer on my face. When I am going outside I use foundation, because I get fewer pimples when I do. I hate pimples! One of my friends taught me how to put on makeup. Blush is easy. I just smile and stick it on my cheeks going up. To be sure it isn’t too dark I run my palm across my face afterwards. I was told that I shouldn’t do that, but they can’t come look at me every morning. So, that is what I do.
For eye makeup I just feel the part of my eye and put the applicator their. After I have all of it on I use a brush to smooth everything. I almost forgot I try to use the same number of brush strokes over the colors to get the same amount of color. Some days I may be a little off, but never too bad. After I do my eyes I take a tissue and brush both edges of my eye, because I like to make sure I haven’t gotten it everywhere.
Like everyone I stick lipstick on the same way. The only difference is that I brush a tissue around the curve of my lips to be sure I haven’t gotten it outside the lips.
I typically don’t use mascara. My eyelashes are very dark I don’t need it.
I don’t use lip pencils. I don’t see much of a point.
I usually don’t use eyeliner either for the same reason I don’t use mascara.
This morning I got up, showered, got dressed, put on jeans and a nice shirt, curled my hair, and put on makeup. We were going out to brunch with my dad and step-mom.
Well that is how my mornings go. I don’t use a mirror because I can’t see my face. So it really isn’t necessary.
Want to hear something funny?
Cullen is red/green color blind. So he doesn’t help very much when it comes to telling if things match.
Oh, I manage all this in under one hour.
I don’t have patience for more than an hour. I would rather be in bed longer.
Hence the title of this post.
If I need to explain anything further just let me know.
Thanks for the question Christine